Summary: Runs quietly, seems a good product. But I bought this to play Blu-ray discs (not surprising as it's a Blu-ray drive) but the bundled software does not play my Blu-rays! Had to pay for an upgrade to the latest edition of the PowerDVD software. It is possible use to the VLC free player I understand; I had neither the patience nor understanding to do this as it needs a number of additional components. So I paid for the Power DVD upgrade.
Summary: I bought this to put into my HP MicroServer which I am using for an iTunes server as I wanted to import some existing Blu-Rays into my collection and play/stream others. It installed very easily and I didn't suffer from any of the firmware issues others are having. I am running Windows Home Server 2011. Remember to purchase a SATA power/data cable if your motherboard supports it and has a spare slot to take advantage of greater transfer speeds.
Summary: Bought this as a basic drive only to put in my PC to play Blu Ray films. Installation was easy enough and it works from the go. Didnt realise the hornets nest i'd opened in thinking i could then just play Blu Ray films - to work with my current monitor i've had to get Blu Ray playing software (Power DVD) and also Slysoft software to get round the monitor and protection issues.
Summary: Have used this for a few months, mainly to play Blu-Ray movies on my PC, using the supplied PowerDVD software. Since I already had a good DVD-RW drive, this product was ideally suited for my needs, being a 'reader' only with no DVD/CD burning capabilities. So if you just need an additional drive to play/read DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, this is perfect! If you need any burning/writing features, you will need to look for a more expensive drive.